Soleil Ceramic Heater Not Working [7 Easy Solutions]

If the Soleil Ceramic Heater Not Working, it may be because of a faulty power supply, malfunction of fan functions, bad heating elements, tripped circuit breaker.

Also, overloaded thermal, lack of airflow and the defective thermostat also stop the normal working of the heater. 

Here, you will get the complete solution guide to fix the problem easily. If you are having this issue with your unit, stay connected with us till the end. 

Soleil Ceramic Heater Not Working [7 Easy Solutions]

There are major reasons for the heater not working. Below, you will find a crystal clear description of each one with solving procedures. So, let’s get started. 

1. Malfunctioning of Power Supply

It is the most common reason behind stopping the heater operation. When there is not a sufficient power supply, the heater will catch several issues. The major reasons for faulty power supply are;

  • Faulty switch 
  • Blown fuses
  • Burned power cord
  • Loosely plugged in
  • Defective outlets
  • Damaged power socket
  • Insufficient voltage and wattage supply

Here, we have included the effective steps to fix this issue:


  • Start by checking the power switch. Replace it if you find any faults there. 
  • Then, check the power cord if it is well-working or not. If needed, replace it.
  • Now measure the voltage and wattage of the furnace. Here, the heater needs 1500 Watts (W) or 1.5 kW for operating it.
  • Verify all the heater’s wires are not damaged or defective.
  • Finally, plug the heater in tightly and turn it on the heater. 

2. Heater Fan Not Working

Faulty fan wiring is the main culprit. If the fan stops functioning, the heater becomes overheated and will stop operating as well. So, in the case of the heater not working, keep your attention on the fan sensibly. Let’s know the reasons first;

  • Short-circuited wire
  • Defective fan motor
  • Obstacles in the motor and fan blades
  • Dirty fan blades
  • Loose wire connection with the fan
  • Faulty switch

No worries. Fix the major problem by following below guides:


  • First of all, turn the heater off and unplug it.
  • Then, unscrew the fan cover and inspect it.
  • Check out the wires attached to the fan. Fix all the loose, damaged wires.
  • After that, clean the debris from the fan blades.
  • Verify the motor is well operating and that there are no obstacles. 

3. Bad heating element

It is in the row of most possible causes for the heater malfunctioning. They have several sensitive heating elements that convert electrical energy into heat or thermal energy, maintaining the Joule heating principle.

However, for various reasons, it got defective. Now it’s the fixing time.


  • First, turn off the heater and unplug it from the main power line.
  • Then, unscrew the heater and disassemble it. 
  • Now take a multi-meter and start measuring the resistance of each element. If you find high resistance, then all these are all right.
  • If not, there may have broken or burned.
  • Also, check the entire wirings. If any attached wires are worn-out, you have to replace them. 
  • In the case of fixing faulty heating elements, it will be better to contact the manufacturer.

4. There May Have Thermal Overload Issues

Almost in every modern heater, you will find safety features. It is optimized in the heater for safety purposes. Like other heaters, Soleil ceramic heat has a safety protector switch and thermal overload system. 

The thermal system mainly relies on the heating sensor for detecting the temperature. When it catches any uneven temperature, immediately it stops the normal working of the unit. In this case, the only way is to reset the heater.

How To Reset Soleil Ceramic Heater?

  • Turn off the heater and disconnect it from the power socket.
  • Then leave the heater for about 10-15 minutes and let it cool.
  • Plugin the heater and turn it back on.
  • If still the same issue persists, there may have been a melted heat sensor. Replace it.

5. Blocked Air Filters

When the heater operates, it produces a massive amount of heat that needs to flow out from the vents.

If the vents are blocked, it becomes an obstacle for air flowing. Thus, the heater becomes overheated and stops normal working. If it is so long to clean the furnace, it is the right time:


  • Before starting the cleaning, turn off the heater and cool it properly.
  • Then, clean the filters first.
  • Wipe down the grills with a damp cloth.
  • Maintain the cleaning activities periodically to ensure fluent heater operation. 

6. Faulty Thermostat Setting

The primary function of a thermostat is to set the temperature to the desired level. If your furnace stops working, they have the below reasons:

  • Reached the desired temperature
  • Stuck thermostat
  • Faulty working
  • Wrong temperature setting
  • Anyways, by following some simple steps, you can fix the defective thermostat by yourself.


  • First, put your eyes on the temperature of the thermostat. If you see the level is too low or off position, turn the level higher. Check if the furnace is working or not.
  • Sometimes, without overheating issues, it stops operating. Be sure it is stuck or gets faulted. So, repair the factors quickly.
  • Replace the dead batteries sometimes well works. 
  • Finally, if all above fails, the problem is the thermostat itself. Replace it by contacting the manufacturer.

7. Tripped Circuit Breaker

A circuit breaker is the primary power source of a house in which several electrical devices are connected. When your furnace is overheated, it sometimes melts the flame sensor or heat sensor. 

In this case, the breaker will flip to the Off position. Immediately, the attached device will shut down and stop working.

In some cases, when there are too many appliances connected, it triggers the same situation. Here are some solving steps to fix this:


  • First, unplug all the appliances from the outlets and start connecting one by one. 
  • In this sequence, find out the tripped switch. Check the heater in this way. 
  • If it works, be sure the problem is with the breaker.
  • When you find any tripped one, just unplug it and turn it off. Then turn it ON.
  • If it seems hard to you, contact Soleil ceramic heater technical support team.


How do you turn on a Soleil ceramic heater?

To turn on the heater, press the ON/OFF button from the control panel. If you have the remote control, press the Power button, and the fan starts moving after 1 minute.

Final Verdict:

We have sorted out all the possible reasons why your Soleil ceramic heater failing to operate and their effective solutions. Hopefully, all those work well, and now you can fix your furnace problem easily.

Still, if you have any queries regarding this, let us know through a comment. We’ll help you ASAP.

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6 thoughts on “Soleil Ceramic Heater Not Working [7 Easy Solutions]”

    • Hi John

      Your heater doesn’t work may be due to one or more reasons like a faulty power supply, malfunction of fan functions, bad heating elements, or tripped circuit breaker.

      Also, overloaded thermal, lack of airflow, and the defective thermostat also stop the normal working of the heater.

      Well, to fix your heater problem, check all the above-mentioned issues one by one to find out the main culprit behind the issue. Then, fix it following our guideline in the article.

      Hopefully, you’ll get the solution.

      Wish you all the best!

  1. Scary heater… mine (branded SAI in Canada) almost started on fire in the controller switch. Luckily I was nearby and smelled the smoke right away! I’m not quite sure of the cause, but no fixing that. 🙁

    • Hi Al

      In such cases, it’s worth hiring a professional to inspect your heater to find out the culprit behind the issue and fix it.

      Wish you a happy & healthy life.

  2. problem with my 1500 watt Soleil PTC-910B

    Will not run. Blue lights come on when the unit is re oriented but they don’t stay on and the unit won’t run. Hear something loose inside. Seems like a safety anti tipping device failed closed. Can the unit be repaired and if so, how can we take off the back to verify the problem?

    • Hi Chuck

      Generally, the Soleil Ceramic heater doesn’t work due to one or more reasons like a faulty power supply, blown fuse, malfunction of fan functions, bad heating elements, tripped circuit breaker, overloaded thermal, lack of airflow, or a defective thermostat.

      Well, to fix the issue, first, unplug the unit & check the fuse as well as tripped circuit breakers & fix them if needed. However, if you get them okay, then inspect the other issues mentioned above one after another to find out the culprit behind the heater problem.

      Then, try to fix it following the solution guide in the article.

      Alternatively, you can take help from a professional.

      Best of luck!


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